Tag: history

Fit for a King(sman)

As we unveil a new dining room in St James’s, we take a look behind the door at No.4

Mystery in miniature

Julian Wiseman – the author of a new reference book, Port Vintages – attempts to unravel one of the smallest secrets of our history; the identity of a few bottles in a rather special cellar

The other side of St James’s

Our Chairman Simon Berry dips beneath the surface of St James’s, exploring a past that doesn’t quite align with the area’s upstanding reputation today In the last edition of No.3 I wrote about the theft of the old wooden till from the shop back in the 1970s. This provoked a certain amount of surprise. Surely […]

South Africa: changing tides

The Cape’s “New Wave” movement has been gaining pace, attracting the praise of critics and consumers around the world. Sophie Thorpe traces the country’s evolution and talks to some of the producers at the forefront of South Africa’s wine scene “If a vineyard’s got a good view, it’s probably going to make good wine,” winemaker […]